Day Tours/Activities

Reykjavík Express Whale Watching

The Reykjavík Express Whale Watching tour is an exhilarating adventure that will take you racing across Faxaflói bay to visit whales and puffins.

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  • Available apr, may, jun, jul, aug, sep
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Location Reykjavík
  • Difficulty
  • Number of participants Min. 2, max. 12
  • Age limit Minimum age 10 years

What you'll experience.

The Reykjavík Express Whale Watching tour is an exhilarating adventure starting from the Old Harbour in Reykjavík everyday from 15 April to 31 October. This is a small group tour with only 12 person per boat with specially trained whale guide and certified RIB boat captain.

Search for the wildlife and explore seas on the adventure of a lifetime on the express, small group whale watching tour. The specially engineered RIB boats get you closer and faster to the whales and puffins than bigger boats. These stable and safe boats also allow us to search a bigger area, thus increasing your likelihood  of viewing the whales, dolphins and birdlife.

This fantastic whale watching tour starts from the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavík. First you’ll ride out to the islands and see the puffins (season 15 May – 15 August) in their natural surroundings. Next you’ll head further out in search of the whales. Seeing the whales and dolphins as up close as you can from the RIB boats is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. After the whale tour you’ll sail back to Reykjavík, where your guide will sail along the cities shore line, viewing it from the ocean. Including a stop at the harbour side of Iceland´s most famous building, the mesmerizing Harpa Concert Hall.

Included in final tour price.


  • Warm overalls
  • Goggles
  • All necessary safety equipment
  • Free visit to Elding Whale Watching centre
  • Whale and puffin tour (mid May - mid August)
  • Reykjavík sightseeing with stop at Harpa Concert Hall

    What to bring.

    • Warm clothes
    • Good sturdy shoes

    Tour operator

    This tour is operated by our friends at Elding. Elding has worked hard on minimizing their environmental impact and is a part of projects such as Earth Check, Blue Flag, and Vakin the Icelandic environmental and quality label.

    Elding’s certifications include:

    EarthCheck logo 2016 EarthCheck logo 2016 EarthCheck logo 2016 EarthCheck logo 2016 Blueflag logo

    21.990 ISK
    Per person

    21.990 ISK